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  • I would not have called the E.M. Knight cover a copy of the Bella Forrest one. They have some similar elements, but they are different graphics, moods, type, and layout. And as you say, the E.M. Knight one is better… Can’t speak for the book itself, as I haven’t read either one.

    I often use other covers for inspirations for my own. I keep a clip file and note the elements that I like. My covers are not straight copies, but I do look at other covers, published, pre-made, and templates for ideas.

    Would you PM me about the template packages you are talking about? I bought a template package this week and I hope it wasn’t one of the knock-offs… I would never knowingly support copying someone else’s work.

    • Thanks for comment – yeah it’s a weird article, I unpublished it for now until I figure out what I’m saying.

  • I have a similar premade cover and believe a lot of it has to do with the cover designer.
    I purchased my cover from a lady that creates very similar covers (hundreds) and styles to the ones above (years ago.) and I am about to enter into a copyright infringe suit against an author that completely wrecked my book and story in the name of “fair use transformation” (We all know there is no “fair use” for movie producers when they upload their pirated version and compete against the original for sales wrecking it in the process)

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